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Today on Daybreak Today we have the latest details lawmakers have revealed on a plan to avoid another government shutdown.
- This deal includes about $1.375 billion for a barrier along the United States-Mexico border that would stretch 55 miles.
- This would also restrict the number of undocumented migrants who can be held in detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
- Richard Shelby, the Republican chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committees from Alabama, said this deal has been agreed to in principle. Read more of our Associated Press’ coverage here: Deal to avoid second shutdown reportedly gives $1.375 billion for 55 miles of barrier
Former employees with the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office still want answers after a Monday morning meeting with Lubbock County Commissioners.
- The employees were laid off after the office reached an agreement in late August with the National Autopsy Assay Group Pathology Labs
- The county commissioners were supposed to discuss the agreement between NAAG on Monday but decided to table the item.
- Shaley Sanders and the KCBD Investigates team has the full story about the situation here: Former medical examiner’s office employees not surprised by investigations into office
A Lubbock radio disc jockey is telling her story after she was a victim of stalker who terrorized her in recent months.
- Amy Olivares, who works for KBTE-FM or 104.9 The Beat, said she went through a lot of heartache before her suspected stalker Chad Edward Joyce was arrested.
- Read the full story from KCBD’s Amanda Ruiz here: Radio DJ victim of stalker who broke into her house, took photos
A showdown was had in Texas last night as President Donald Trump hosted the “Finish the Wall” campaign rally in El Paso. Across the street was former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who hosted a counter-rally to go against the president’s speech on the need for a border wall.
- The rallies were also said to have started after the news spread that lawmakers came to an agreement that would avoid a government shutdown after Saturday
- To read full coverage from the AP on Monday night’s rallies click here: Trump and O’Rourke go head-to-head over border wall in El Paso
On a happy note, a Lubbock man is driving around in a new vehicle after his coworkers pulled together and raised the funds for him.
- Freddie Rodriguez, who used to walk to his job at Precision Body Works for around a year, was gifted the vehicle.
- Rodriguez’s foremen, Julian Garza, said the idea came after coworkers came across the car on Friday and decided to gift it to him on Sunday.
- Read the full story from KCBD’s Sydney Kessler here: Local man gifted car from coworkers